|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:29:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES: Air Force "Vets battle VA on post-Vietnam Agent Orange claims"|
Vets battle VA on post-Vietnam Agent Orange claims Say C-123 'spray birds' caused illnesses long after war By Patricia Kime Air Force Times March 11, 2014Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Bailey never fought in Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia, where many U.S. troops were exposed to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange.
But last July, Bailey, then 67, won a hard-fought and groundbreaking battle when the Veterans Affairs Department finally approved his claim that Agent Orange caused his prostate cancer and metastatic pelvic cancer.
The C-123 aircraft that were used to spray Agent Orange in the war zone were kept in the operational inventory until 1982, years after the last U.S. troops came home from Southeast Asia. Though Bailey never served in the combat zone, he was among the roughly 2,100 pilots and aircrew members who flew aboard the planes in those postwar years.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140311/BENEFITS06/303110036/ Vets-battle-VA-post-Vietnam-Agent-Orange-claims
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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